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6 aid workers killed in Central African Republic attack – UNICEF (Reuters)

6 aid workers killed in Central African Republic attack – UNICEF (Reuters)

A UNICEF employee and five other education workers were killed this week in an attack in the Central African Republic, the United Nations children’s fund said in a statement on Wednesday.

The attack took place on Feb. 25 as the group was travelling to the northeastern town of Markounda, located in a remote region near the Chadian border. UNICEF declined to immediately give the nationalities of those killed.

 “We strongly condemn this senseless act against aid workers who were there to improve the lives of the most vulnerable populations,” UNICEF’s West and Central Africa Regional Director Marie-Pierre Poirier said in the statement. Read more

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